Definition of Differential gear

1. Noun. A bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves.

Definition of Differential gear

1. Noun. An arrangement of bevel gears permitting the rotation of two shafts at two different speeds whilst supplying the same torque; used on the rear axles of automobiles to aid cornering. ¹

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Literary usage of Differential gear

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1. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Operation and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1917)
"... Axle Nomenclature—Semi-Floating Axle—Three-Quarter Floating Axle—Full- Floating Axle—Purpose of differential geardifferential gear Action —Differential ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The differential gear and chain sprockets are carried in a countershaft casing, ... The differential gear and the bevel-drive reducing gear are both ..."

3. The Engineer's Sketch-book of Mechanical Movements, Devices, Appliances by Thomas Walter Barber (1897)
"... —differential gear. Devices to utilise the difference of velocity, or power, between two distinct moving parts. ..."

4. Technology and Power in the Early American Cotton Industry: James Montgomery by David J. Jeremy (1990)
"Patent drawing ot differential gear patented for the roving frame by Aza Arnold of North Providence. ..."

5. Electrical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Hand-book of Useful Data for by Horatio Alvah Foster (1908)
"The differential gear System ¡я shown in Fig. 9. ... They are both directly geared to a differential gear which ie so proportioned that with L running at ..."

6. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"A short auxiliary shaft shown in front of the differential gear has on one end a gear wheel meshing with the large wheel of the differential gear, ..."

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